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Freedom Scientific’s Happy Hour Reception and Special Information Sessions at the 2008 CSUN Conference

(St. Petersburg, Florida - March 05, 2008)

In addition to being a conference exhibitor showcasing its wide array of assistive-technology products during the 2008 Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN) being held March 10 - 15 in Los Angeles, Freedom Scientific has arranged to host a series of special information sessions during the week. All of the sessions will be held at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 5711 West Century Boulevard, in the Los Angeles B/C Room, located on the second floor.

Wednesday, March 12:

Using JAWS® 9 and MAGic® 11 Together

2 PM - 3:30 PM - Hilton Hotel, Room: Los Angeles B/C Room
Presenters: Eric Damery, Dusty Voorhees, and Dan Clark

This session is an opportunity to learn all the details about this exciting JAWS and MAGic combination. Pick up your free Promotional Trial CD of MAGic, fully functional until August 2008. Bring your laptops, and Freedom Scientific staff will be available to assist with installation and some hands-on training.

Happy Hour Reception

5 PM - 7 PM - Hilton Hotel, Room: Los Angeles B/C

We invite all our customers to join us for an entertaining Happy Hour to help kick off the conference. Come by and join us for a drink, and have a bite to eat. The Freedom Scientific staff will be on hand, and the entertainment will be provided by Dancing Dots' own Bill McCann on the trumpet accompanied on the keyboard by David Pinto.

Thursday,March 13 and Friday, March 14:

(The schedule of information sessions repeats both days in the same room)

Everything JAWS 9 and MAGic 11

8 AM - 9:30 AM - Hilton Hotel, Room: Los Angeles B/C
Presenters: Eric Damery, Dusty Voorhees, and Dan Clark

Pick up your latest CDs, free Promotional Trial of MAGic 11 (good until August 2008), and enjoy this opportunity to visit with the Product Managers and review the latest features in both products, including the scripting options now incorporated into MAGic from JAWS.

Typing Tutor and More

9:30 AM - 10 AM - Hilton Hotel, Room: Los Angeles B/C
Presenters: David Pinto and Dancing Dots

An entertaining opportunity to see and hear about some of the newest innovations created in conjunction with JAWS and MAGic.

T&T Consultancy Products Utilizing JAWS

10 AM - 11 AM - Hilton Hotel, Room: Los Angeles B/C

Representatives from T&T Consultancy will provide information on ground-breaking technology centered on Freedom Scientific's JAWS screen reading software and MAGic screen magnification software. The presenters will demonstrate the very latest releases of their products functioning with JAWS 9 and MAGic 11. These products include:

  • J-Say Pro - providing complete hands-free control of the computer by speaking to it in a natural way and gaining simultaneous speech feedback

  • Say-Magic - the first ever low vision solution for voice input users that provides full control of the MAGic user interface and many unique features

  • J-Tunes - provides access to the iTunes® music management system from Apple®, allowing users to take control of iPods® and to purchase both albums and individual tracks from the iTunes Music Store

  • J-Days - a friendly interface to the Microsoft Outlook® 2007 calendar

  • J-Vist - a low-cost interface to the Windows Vista® speech recognition tool for dictation into email and documents

Introducing PAC Mate Omni™

11 AM - 12:30 PM - Hilton Hotel, Room: Los Angeles B/C
Presenter: Jonathan Mosen

Jonathan will provide information about the many new features in the PAC Mate Omni, Freedom Scientific's accessible Pocket PC. This presentation will introduce you to the new softkey interface of the PAC Mate Omni, Microsoft PowerPoint® support, push e-mail, support for Office® 2007 documents, securing your data with encryption, and more.

PAC Mate Omni - Beyond the Basics

12:30 PM - 2 PM - Hilton Hotel, Room: Los Angeles B/C
Presenter: Jonathan Mosen

One of the strongest features of the PAC Mate Omni is its compatibility with off-the-shelf Windows® Mobile applications. In this session, learn about the wide range of third-party applications the PAC Mate Omni supports, and tell us about your own favorite applications. We'll also show you how to record and watch your home TV via the PAC Mate Omni, stream music from your home PC to your PAC Mate Omni, play games, work with a variety of book formats, and more.

Low Vision Product Showcase

2 PM - 5 PM - Hilton Hotel, Room: Los Angeles B/C
Presenters: Brad Davis, Dusty Voorhees, and Dan Clark

This is a unique opportunity to carefully explore all the innovative features of our many low vision solutions and to meet the product managers who can demonstrate the products and answer your questions. Demonstrations will include:

  • The TOPAZ® desktop video magnifier
  • The ONYX® camera line - a portable, easy-to-use video magnification solution offering distance, document, and self viewing plus innovative PC productions with MAGic EyeMerge®
  • The ultra-portable OPAL™ handheld video magnifier
  • The SARA™ scanning and reading appliance

Thursday, March 13 Only:

4:20 PM - 5:20 PM - The Freedom Scientific Conference Session will take place in the Washington Room of the Marriott
Presenters: Eric Damery and Glen Gordon

This is the conference session on JAWS for 2008. Be sure to book your seat online if you have not already done so as there is very limited seating this year.

Friday, March 14 Only:

10:40 AM - 11:40 AM - A special session by Dancing Dots in the St. Louis Room of the Marriott
Presenters: Bryan Smart and Bill McCann

Dancing Dots will announce the release of their CakeTalking for SONAR access solution for the very latest version of Cakewalk SONAR 7. Two blind musicians will demonstrate how CakeTalking allows the JAWS user to quickly create, revise, mix, and master a multi-track sound recording.

Remember to be sure to join us for the Happy Hour on Wednesday, March 12, from 5 PM to 7 PM at the Hilton Hotel in the Los Angeles B/C Room.

For easy reference, here is a concise schedule of Freedom Scientific's special information sessions. All the sessions (unless otherwise noted) will be held in the same room as the Happy Hour reception - The Los Angeles B/C Room at the Hilton.

Using JAWS 9 and MAGic 11 Together

2 PM - 3:30 PM - Wednesday, March 12
Presenters: Eric Damery, Dusty Voorhees, and Dan Clark

Everything JAWS 9 and MAGic 11

8 AM - 9:30 AM - Thursday, March 13, and Friday, March 14
Presenters: Eric Damery, Dusty Voorhees, and Dan Clark

Typing Tutor and More

9:30 AM - 10 AM - Thursday, March 13, and Friday, March 14
Presenters: David Pinto and Dancing Dots

T&T Consultancy's Products Utilizing JAWS

10 AM - 11 AM - Thursday, March 13, and Friday, March 14

Introducing PAC Mate Omni

11 AM - 12:30 PM - Thursday, March 13, and Friday, March 14
Presenter: Jonathan Mosen

PAC Mate Omni - Beyond the Basics

12:30 PM - 2 PM - Thursday, March 13, and Friday, March 14
Presenter: Jonathan Mosen

Low Vision Product Showcase

2 PM - 5 PM - Thursday, March 13, and Friday, March 14
Presenters: Brad Davis, Dusty Voorhees, and Dan Clark

JAWS for Windows 9.0

4:20 PM - 5:20 PM - Thursday, March 13 - Washington Room at the Marriott
Presenters: Eric Damery and Glen Gordon

Accessible Audio Production for the Blind

10:40 AM to 11:40 AM - Friday, March 14 - St. Louis Room of the Marriott
Presenters: Bryan Smart and Bill McCann

 

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